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Anti-Aging

It’s no fun to look in the mirror and see the signs of aging. Skin ages at variable rates depending upon a person’s genetics and lifestyle habits, particularly regarding sun exposure. Sun-related skin damage or photo-aging accounts for up to 90% of visible skin aging, which illustrates the importance of wearing a sunscreen. Most people start to see wrinkles when they smile or form other facial expressions in their late 30s or early 40s. By age 50, most people have wrinkles when facial muscles are at rest, but skin aging isn’t only about wrinkles. Other signs of “mature” skin include brown spots from increased pigmentation, skin laxity and an increased risk of skin tumors.

Causes of Skin Aging

Various changes that occur over time combined with exposure to the sun lead to the wrinkles, pigmentation and loss of firmness that are so characteristic of aging skin. The deeper layer of the skin called the dermis thins out with age and the collagen fibers within the dermis that give skin its firmness become damaged and disorganized as a result of years of sun exposure. Changes in another type of fiber called elastin fibers also contribute to skin laxity and saggy skin.

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Skin cells in the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis also undergo changes with aging as they decrease the rate at which they divide and are sloughed off. This causes skin cells to build up on the surface of aging skin, causing it to look dull and rough in appearance. Gone is the pink glow of youth as skin starts to look more sallow in color.

The rate at which skin aging happens is partially related to genetics, but lifestyle factors also play a major role. Sun exposure is the number one environmental factor that speeds up aging skin. A close second would be smoking. Other factors that accelerate skin aging include excessive alcohol use, a poor diet and stress.

Treatment

Fortunately, there are treatments that can slow down the skin aging process and make aging skin look better. One of the most important is to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that blocks both UVA and UVB light. It should be worn every day, regardless of the weather. Damaging ultraviolet rays can still inflict their damage even on cloudy days.

But what if the damage has already been done? One proven anti-aging treatment commonly found in skin care products is topical retinol. Retinol is a form of vitamin A similar to the retinoic acid found in prescription products such as Retin-A. Retinols have the benefit of being weaker, so they’re less likely to cause skin irritation. Many people are unable to tolerate prescription-strength retinoid creams due to redness, peeling and irritation.

There are effective anti-aging treatments that are safe and affordable.

Retinols treat aging skin by increasing the synthesis of collagen and reducing its breakdown. They also reduce the clumping of cells on the surface of the skin that makes skin look rough and dull while increasing blood flow to the skin surface. This makes the skin look more youthful. It also helps to correct pigmented areas over time. Various products contain not only retinol but other ingredients such as green tea, which has antioxidant benefits and helps to reduce inflammation.

There are also other products that are formulated with retinol including clarifying lotions, masks, moisturizers, night repair creams and eye treatments. Retinols are one of the most powerful anti-aging weapons in the skin care arsenal because they are proven highly effective.

There are other treatments for aging skin that dermatologists perform in their office or in a surgical suite like facial peels and laser resurfacing. Botox can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles and injectable fillers can be used to fill in static wrinkles that are visible even when the face is at rest. Unfortunately, these treatments are expensive and have potential risks. Some of them also require you to hide your face during the healing process Regular use of a product containing retinol can have benefits without the risk or down time of cosmetic procedures.

The Bottom Line?

There are effective anti-aging treatments that are safe and affordable. It’s important to start with the basics - gentle cleansing, moisturizing and sunscreen use. Most people can also benefit from treatments that contain retinol to stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and give skin a more youthful glow.

  

Anti-Aging Products

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Helps combat age-related dehydration for smoother, more resilient skin.
$75.00
1oz | MR208
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This dermatologist-formulated trio contains the breakthrough combination of Ferulic Acid + Retinol.
$65.00 $96.00 value
DG170
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Refines skin texture, reduces the appearance of pores and illuminates the complexion.
$44.00
1oz | VH076
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An ultra-rich cream utilizing powerful antioxidants and glycolic acid.
REG $90.00  NOW $85.50
2oz | SM101
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Lightweight cream absorbs quickly for a shine-free, non-sticky finish.
$26.00
3.4oz | PT247
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Helps restore essential lipids lost due to hormonal aging.
$55.00
1oz | VH073
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Powerful combination of clinically proven actives help to lift, tighten and reduce wrinkles.
$52.00
1oz | OH005
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Helps illuminate, tighten, diminish wrinkles and deeply hydrate.
$61.00
1oz | OH004
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Antioxidant rich mask revitalizes and restores a glowing complexion.
$45.00
4.2oz | OH011
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Overnight skin-perfecting treatment is age-defying and super-hydrating.
$56.00
1oz | OH001
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Leaves skin hydrated, plump and smooth as it protects with a powerful sunscreen.
$70.00
1.7oz | MR209
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Specially formulated products work together to provide supreme hydration and help renovate the skin’s textural surface and tone.
$228.00
$260.00 value
1oz | SM104
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A translucent oil which quickly penetrates the epidermal layers to significantly improve epidermal moisture levels and boost radiance.
$71.00
0.5oz | NI016
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This silky serum hydrates and helps renovate the skin, revealing a more vibrant, luminous texture.
REG $120.00  NOW $114.00
1oz | SM103
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Includes anti-aging favorites to cleanse, resurface, firm and protect.
$38.00 $109.00 value
PT250
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Restore lift and contour to the neck and jawline both immediately and overtime.
$118.00
1.7oz | NI017
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A tightening and lifting serum that mimics a laser treatment.
$78.00
1oz | BT164
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This serum mimics a laser treatment to target and correct skin imperfections such as lines, wrinkles and scars.
$78.00
1oz | BT162
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Transform your skin while you sleep for a softer, smoother, younger-looking complexion.
$90.00
1oz | KS077
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Anti-aging multi-action treatment delivers the potency of Retinol with no irritation.
$119.00
1oz | BR116
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Overnight anti-aging serum helps to improve skin tone and texture.
$85.00
1.17oz | RC101
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Boost radiance while improving the appearance of skin firmness, elasticity and texture.
$90.00
1oz | KS078
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Helps to renew and rejuvenate the skins firmness and resilience.
$75.00
1.17oz | RC102
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Anti-aging moisturizing cream fights multiple signs of aging.
$150.00
1.7oz | RZ007
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Leaves your neck and decollete firmer, brighter and smoother.
$125.00
1oz | RZ006
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An anti-aging treatment mask formulated with innovative microcapsules that release a richness of Chlorophyll upon skin contact.
$75.00
2oz | NV231
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Provides powerful wrinkle control and renewed elasticity to skin.
$195.00
1oz | DQ068
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Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture.
$60.00
1oz | EA208
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Lightweight, matte, tinted lotion that will protect your skin against UV damage.
$55.00
1.35oz | RZ011
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Keep sign of aging at bay with this creamy Glycolic Acid based cleanser.
$33.00
6oz | DQ067
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Tighten and firm the neck and facial areas.
$59.95
1oz | JE023
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A lavish moisturizer helps return skin to its youthful luminescence.
$82.00
2oz | DQ064
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Nourish and restore overworked skin with this antioxidant-rich peptide cream with anti-aging plant extracts.
$76.00
1oz | DQ065
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Sheer-tinted moisturizer coupled with a UVA/UVB physical sunscreen for airy, immediate coverage
$72.00
2oz | DQ089
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This ultra-nourishing mask is brimming with Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acids, antioxidants and peptides.
$44.00
2oz | DQ078
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Improve skin tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$130.00
1oz | AZ029
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Multi-tasker helps reduce wrinkles, even skin tone and improve skin elasticity and firmness.
$190.00
1oz | RZ001
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This foaming cleanser purifies and preserves while slowing the effects of harmful free radicals.
$35.00
6oz | DQ076
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This C Infusion Serum uses extra-active BV-OSC and Orange Stem Cells, known to gently tone and tighten, while protecting skin from harmful free radicals.
$88.00
1oz | DQ075
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Powerful brightening peptides and potent antioxidants in one powerhouse product.
$248.00
1oz | DQ085
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This remarkable broad-spectrum sunscreen boasts an SPF of 30 that shields vulnerable skin from the sun.
$53.50
2oz | DQ060
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Helps rebuild collagen and improve elastin with 4 distinct wavelengths of red LED light.
$249.00
QL016
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Formulated to smooth and firm skin by helping to boost healthy cell regeneration .
$55.00
1oz | PN052
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For skin that appears hydrated, smooth, and firm with a glowing and radiant look.
$60.00
0.27oz x 8 | WE024
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Helps prevent environmental damage and improve the appearance of skin texture.
$65.00
1.7oz | KE091
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Instantly perfects, tones and hydrates skin for a flawless finish.
$48.00
1.7oz | KE093
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Creates an instant brightening effect while helping to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles.
$92.00
0.5oz | CQ038
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Unique daily treatment is ideal for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts.
$26.00
3oz | PN050
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